The Bible declares that when the world is steeped in darkness, the glory of the Lord will rise brilliantly on God's people (Isa. 60:1-2). In uncertain and trying times like these, we need the manifestation of the fullness of God's Spirit like never before. As believers, we've been grafted into the Spirit's fullness by no merit of our own. Jesus paid the price and filled us with His precious Spirit.
Now that we have received the Spirit without measure (John 3:34) and have received everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3), how do we access this power? Since we are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, the church needs to know how to pull from this reservoir of power so we can truly be agents of change to the world around us.
There are many varying viewpoints when it comes to manifesting the fullness of the Spirit in our lives. Many focus on the fullness being a gift of grace from God with no effort on our part whatsoever, while others emphasize our participation and cooperation with God in this matter, to the neglect of focusing on the grace reality aspect. On this episode of the Awaken Podcast, Michael Lombardo shares how "receiving the fullness as a gift" and "cooperating with the Spirit" are both essential realities when walking out our God-ordained destiny with supernatural empowerment.
It's vital that we have a balanced and biblical view on fasting, prayer, speaking in tongues, evangelism and so forth, when it comes to releasing God's fullness through us to transform the world around us. If we're not careful, we can slip into legalism, trying to earn the anointing and miraculous breakthrough power of God. On the other hand, we can have such a strong revelation of the finished work of Christ that we fall into complacency, expecting God to do everything for us and through us without any work on our part. Both are ditches we need to avoid. Tune into the latest Awaken Podcast episode with Michael Lombardo to find out more.
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